Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"My Damn Friends"

Warren G. Harding once said, "I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends—they're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!"

Nothing could be more true. 

Today I was reminded of the best way to work with people, and the one true way to have good, solid relationships with them.  

There are two rules:
#1- It is not about you
#2- What can you do to help the other person

The best relationships I have are with the people that I truly forget about myself, and consistently try to do what I can to be a help and a blessing in their life.  

These are also the "damn friends" who keep me walking the floor at night. 

How I love them! 

I love them because I know they are walking the floor for me, wondering how they can help their "damn" friend, Carrie. 

Here's to my "damn friends" 

The ones who:
are sick
are sad 
are out of work
are struggling with children 
are having difficulties in their marriage
are moving 
are hurting and in pain

are working to make the world a better place
are up to their eyeballs in trials
the "sandwich" friends, taking care of parents and children
are confused 
are lonely
are angry 
are tired 
are overworked, under appreciated and unheard 

Yup, you are my "damn friends" and I walk the floor at nights because of you.  How grateful I am to do that.  How grateful am I to be able to offer up prayers on your behalf.   How grateful am I to be able to do a little something to help.  Even if it is as insignificant as bringing you a Diet Coke, or shooting you a text that says, "Luvya!" 

That is the least that I can do for all the times you have walked the floor for me. 

So, "Damn Friends!"  UNITE!  Gather together to do all in our power to strengthen each other, to share a smile, to let someone know how incredibly valuable they are as a woman, and as a daughter of God. 

And remember-
#1- It's not about you
#2- What can you do to help the other person

And we can make a difference, one  (damn) random woman at a time!   :)

1 comment:

  1. You are a "damn" good friend. I'm enjoying the postings.